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#21 epicwolf

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:50 AM

The lakers is pretty much a second chance type of team now. Anybody who wants a second chance go to the lakers.  I wouldn't be surprised if the lakers workout Gilbert Arenas.  Heard Marbury is taking a trip to El Segundo as we speak.



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:50 AM

To add to @mcten's tweet: I'm also told Beasley took "contact drills well" & "shot well once he found his rhythm" in private Lakers workout



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:52 AM

i'd take him. i wanted him last year too.


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:54 AM

As long he don't influence Randle. Sure why not
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Posted July 30, 2014 - 11:56 AM

B-Easy is another left-hander too. We putting together an all-left handed team lol. 



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:01 PM

Low risk move if it happens. 

 

The Lakers have very little expectations. It's a high risk move for contenders and the Lakers aren't that right now. 

 

He's 25 years old and can score. Don't see the problem in bringing him on board.  If Lakers get lucky, he falls in line and starts to realize his potential. If not, you let him go. 


yes, if Beasley plays well and has a breakout season off the bench ala Nick Young. He'll get an extension like Nick Young, 2-3 years at somewhere around 4-5 mill.  

If he does not play well, he'll be let go of.  It's not like the Lakers won't have the cap space to retain role players.  They're trying to do similar like they did with the Shaq and Kobe thing, they obtained a lot of role players other teams had let go of.  

Remember, Robert Horry was in trouble with the Suns before the Lakers got him too, they were his 'second chance' and look what became of it. 

I won't compare Beasley to Horry.  But at the same time the Lakers have made these kind of moves before, obtaining depth on lengthy but sensible deals if they pan out that allows them to save cap space while trying to land the Superstar and then they do well. 

After they got Shaq and Kobe added to the depth they'd already obtained, they went to the Western Conference Semi, The Western Conference Finals, and back to the Semi Finals.  They were a team that was waiting to break through and needed that coach that could do it.  Then they got Phil and we know what happened after that.  

So if the Lakers are trying to build depth on money smart long term deals to those that pan out that keeps their flexibility going forward to land someone big if they do while also having a guy like Julius Randle developing then I have no issue with it.   They got Boozer to mentor Randle for one year as well as Kobe for the next two.  They have Nash to mentor Clarkson and Jeremy Lin for one year.  

They have veterans that can help the young guys they have as well as talent that IF they pan out will stick around for a few years on smart contracts.  The Lakers are rebuilding the right way thus far imo. 

 

 

As long he don't influence Randle. Sure why not


Scott is the coach and Boozer is the 'big man mentor' to both Randle and Beasley(if he came). So I wouldn't worry about that.  Beasley isn't exactly a locker room destroyer and is more or less his 'own worst enemy' type of issue.  If he can keep his head on straight he'll be a fine addition.  If not, he'll be gone in the year. 

It also wouldn't surprise me if Jeanie's S.O. also suddenly took an interest in Beasley. 


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:03 PM


B-Easy is another left-hander too. We putting together an all-left handed team lol.


If we're gonna do that then we might as well call odom for a try out right? Wow thats a bad fit. Odom and beasley. They have to legalized marijuana in california first before sign them.

Edited by Lightsoutwilly, July 30, 2014 - 12:04 PM.


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:05 PM

byron will finally teach this dude defense for once if he signs



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:08 PM

Damn I take it we ain't going after any bigs?

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:10 PM

Damn I take it we ain't going after any bigs?


We have Jordan Hill, Ed Davis, Julius Randle, Ryan Kelly. 

Ain't enough? 


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:12 PM


We have Jordan Hill, Ed Davis, Julius Randle, Ryan Kelly.

Ain't enough?


The guy wants those "really big ones" ;) if you know what im sayin. :)

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:12 PM

Damn I take it we ain't going after any bigs?

 

 

Beasley is kind of like a big. He plays like one since he cant shoot anymore and his game is mostly about hustling but with the weed Im sure he cant do that eaither.   The position the lakers need the most is the three.  Who is our small forward? Kobe?  We need a true small forward



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:13 PM

Lightsoutwilly wtf man lmao!
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Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:15 PM

Lightsoutwilly wtf man lmao!


Haha im just messing with you.. I know what you mean though. Seems like jordan hill is not a true center if he goes againts duncan, drummond or perkins. But everyone is playing small lately so i guess its ok.

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Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:17 PM

Beasley is kind of like a big. He plays like one since he cant shoot anymore and his game is mostly about hustling but with the weed Im sure he cant do that eaither.   The position the lakers need the most is the three.  Who is our small forward? Kobe?  We need a true small forward


Wes is a fine defensive small forward, Beasley is a fine scoring one, Beasley should come off the bench for his offense, Wes should start because of his defense. 

Simple concept. 

I'd rather have Nick Young and Michael Beasley having a point guard like Nash or Marshall X_X Setting them up for their looks and shot opportunities.   Bench unit gets stronger. 


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:29 PM

No they are both BELOW average NBA players.  A fine defensive SF is Trevor Ariza, a fine scoring SF is Chandler Parsons.  Michael Beasley has scoring TOOLS, however, Michael Beasley isn't particularly good at scoring for a team that's trying to win games.  The year he avg 19.2ppg he had a PER of 15.5.  15 is the league average.  You know how inefficient you have to be to have an avg PER and average nearly 20ppg?  That's Rudy Gay Raptor level bad. 

 

Wes Johnson also isn't anything more than the average athletic wing that has no skills.  He's also extremely sometimey on defense. 

 


Wes is a fine defensive small forward, Beasley is a fine scoring one, Beasley should come off the bench for his offense, Wes should start because of his defense. 

Simple concept. 

I'd rather have Nick Young and Michael Beasley having a point guard like Nash or Marshall X_X Setting them up for their looks and shot opportunities.   Bench unit gets stronger. 


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Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:30 PM

Kobe would just give him the death stare :evil: if he tried any BS. Idk tho being in Cali he would have major distractions with all we got to offer out here lol **puff puff 



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:34 PM

LOL [expletive]as acting picky now? It's not like I'm dying to give Wes Johnson all those minutes at the SF position.

 

If we took a chance on Artest we can take a chance on Beasley.



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:36 PM

When was a Michael Beasley rookie, he said the Lakers are his favorite team growing up and I think his best years was with the Wolves playing under Rick Adleman and his Princeton offense. Good bench player. Right situation for both sides? The things i'm worried about his defense, some say he's lazy and the article I read about him saying "i'm not listening to anybody. I'm just playing my game." And of course him being a known pot head, it's been said that Cali has the best weed, Will he get distracted by that and not be focused? Or will he change this time playing for his favorite team and Kobe will get him focused?



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Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:36 PM

I'd sign him.....

 

Just waive him if he starts acting up. Don't see the big deal.






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